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are they going to do about california. for me, that is the big question. california, the prop 8 decision where voters of california voted to allow same-sex marriages and then a few months later voted to write into the state constitution that such unions were illegal. if the supreme court decides not to take up that case, then people in california -- gay people in california would be able to get married almost immediately. but if they do take up the case, then the question of a right to marry goes to the supreme court. very fascinating time. >> are you surprised that they decided not to -- >> yes, i am surprised. and i will be even more surprised if they don't do something on monday. i think a lot of people are waiting. >> i'm hoping that the supreme court will weigh in on this. i want to see the courts and perhaps the legislature deal with this and not leave to the voters because the voters often get these things wrong. i don't think civil rights question shoes go to voters partly because you get into the thing of the whim of the voters and where the political whims are. we don't vote in this
a lot of rain from seattle right down through portland, oregon. and stretching down in to california, as well. there could be some delays in the seattle area. anyone traveling through the mountain passes we are seeing several inches of snow. been raining and snowing out that way since last weekend. so, travel troubles continue in the northwest but everywhere else we are seeing a good amount of sunshine for what's left of the travel this evening. tonight looks clear and not too cold so icy patches not an issue but tomorrow it will actually be a white thanksgiving across portions of northern north dakota, northern minnesota. but elsewhere, again, seeing sunshine. a couple of showers possible through the chicago area. nothing that should create too too many delays and still a nuisance but most people will already be in their destination getting to thanksgiving and then friday some of that lighter rain starting to spread eastward. otherwise, thanksgiving looks good. >> thanks so much for that. >>> for more on holiday travel, we're joined by wendy saks. toure? >> let's talk about the bigg
, california striking down their three-strikes law. that says let's not have nonviolent drug offenders go away to jail for a long time. judges and police say this is a losing battle. let's move towards treatment and decriminalization and treat it like alcohol rather than prohibition and criminalization. we have a mexican president saying, hey, let's look at a different way to treat this thing. let's talk about what he recently said. in favor of opening a new debate in the strategy in the way we fight drug traffickings. it's clear after several decades we have more drug consumption, drug use, drug trafficking. things are not working. a change in the drug policy would have a massive impact on the economy and on crime in both north america and throughout south america, and would lead the way and open the path toward a more humane immigration policy and people in america accepting them. >> i think you're right. it's been interesting. as things have moved politically in terms of the war on drugs, we've also, of course, seen after this election potential movement on comprehensive immigration reform.
and california in the last 24 hours that shows obama losing nine to ten points even more than that in connecticut off of his 2008 performance and that would represent a pretty substantial decline that's greater than that elsewhere in the country. in terms of the hurricane it's hard to say. i'm not sure about what areas are affected. the atlantic coast of new jersey is not in a democratic area. staten island will vote for romney. suffolk county, new york is divided. i don't know how much turnout will fall on the city of new york. if i want does it would make a difference. >> democrats are contesting on the shore, there's talk maybe the republican areas hardest hit there. i want to ask you another thing about the battleground. i took a look this morning and it seems there's basically a fire wall here that obama has on tuesday that involves three states, ohio, wisconsin, and nevada. if romney won basically everything else that's up for grabs in not these three states he would be short of 270. he would have 267. if you look at the clear averages in these three states these are persistent leads. ohio,
are encouraging shoppers to shop local. they created the night burbank, california to boost sales by staying open late. make sure to support your local retailers on november 24th for the third annual small business saturday. for more watch "your business" on sunday mornings at 7:30 on msnbc. >>> the candidates are streaking through the country today trying to hit up as many toss-up states as possible. the president has already been to wisconsin and will hold events in ohio and iowa before the night is through. mitt romney is through florida and is on his way to his second stop in virginia. romney has an event planned for ohio later today before his final rally in new hampshire tonight with special guest kid rock. we spent the last week or so giving you states to watch for tomorrow night. saturday we broke down iowa. today we zero in on a state with very different concerns, nevada. it, too, has six electoral votes up for grabs, but unlike iowa nevada is racked by the housing market and has the highest unemployment in the nation. why does the president hold a slim lead in the silver state? let's pu
to shop local. they created lady's night in burbank, california, to boost sales by staying open late. make sure to support your local retailers on november 24th for the small business saturday. for more, watch "your business" on msnbc. [ female announcer ] a classic meatloaf recipe from stouffer's starts with ground beef, unions, and peppers baked in a ketchup glaze with savory gravy and mashed russet potatoes. what makes stouffer's meatloaf best of all? that moment you enjoy it at home. stouffer's. let's fix dinner. >>> on top of the show this afternoon, president obama held the first in a series of meetings at the white house this week aimed at averting the fiscal cliff. gradual fiscal slope, while some think it's pleasant, new poll results show americans are worried. 68% say the $600 billion in automatic tax increases and spending cuts would have a major effect on the u.s. economy. 44% say it would have a major effect on their own financial situation. and there's little confidence both sides can work together and find a compromise. only 38% say the president and congress will reach an a
't duplicate that with the best hollywood budget. i grew up in l.a. and moved to northern california and got a job logging and started to look around. eventually tv people came up there, and i was working behind the camera. the site was hard to find. dude, you should be in front of the camera. >> how many encounterers have had? >> encounters? dozens. like when they're around, you can hear them and smell them. i haven't smelled that much, but i've seen them a handful of times. i had one daylight sighting, i saw half lean out behind the tree for a half second and it was gone. >> if you're like me, i put myself in the skeptic category, although i want to believe and i would love to see evidence myself of bigfoot. i'm into it. but on the one hand you think, god, there's so many sightings and so many different continents and countries and states. how can all of those people be wrong or lying? on the other hand, where's the body? i want to see the body. what is your most conclusive evidence to me for why sasquatch exists? >> there's a big dna study going on right now. they mapped the genome, and t
and local level. that reminded me what an important role the states have here, too, and, in fact, california has just started a new cap and trade program four days ago. they had their first action for greenhouse gas credits. they would be the eighth largest economy in the world. they're the largest state economy, so when they act it has a big impact actually. >> not quite as optimistic as you -- >> i didn't persuade you? >> t >> not yet. there is a new mood on the hill. consumerism is a major problem. the developed nations in the north of the globe use so much more than the nations, the poorer nations on the south side of the globe. it's not just the things that we buy that we tell each other to buy that are designed and advertising and thank you madison avenue make us want to buy, but it's the waste from manufacturing. we use so much more metal and energy and paper and water than the people in the south. we talked about recycling. we're better at recycling than a few decades ago, but people in poorer countries reuse the things we throw aaway after one or two uses. they reuse them over and o
those. california reformed its three strikes law which had sent millions of monoviol nonviolent users to jails for decades. it's dawning on voters, judges cops, politicians that imprisoning people doesn't work. after all the billions spent and the millions of arrests and incarcerated people, drugs remain cheap, potent and easily purchased and the financial and spiritual cost of imprisoning more people than any other nation in the world is not sustainable. our next guest wrote a great new york magazine cover story about the future of the war on druks titled "the truce on drugs." we can only hope. benjamin wallace wells, ho aw a you, sir? >> i'm great. >> i'm thrilled by the movement away from prohibition. not because i want to get high. not because there's people who want to get high and can't because it's illegal, that's certainly not the case. but because it does not work when we treat marijuana differently from alcohol. is that correct? >> i think that is correct. one of the things you've seen just in the last five years is a movement of the position that the war on drugs has failed
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